It’s a battle of the No. 1 and 2 overall NBA Draft picks tonight in Houston, as Detroit’s Cade Cunningham faces Houston’s Jalen Green for the first time in the regular season. And there’s some clear animosity out there on the court – at least on one side of it.
Following a dunk, Green immediately began mouthing off and staring down Cunningham, who couldn’t have been less interested in what Green was saying. And for his efforts, Green was issued a technical foul:
The competition is heating up between the No. 1 and 2 overall NBA Draft picks, as Jalen Green earns a tech for staring down @CadeCunningham_. Like Greg Kelser said, "It's getting hot in here." #Pistons pic.twitter.com/sic1bbMV69Featured Videos
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) November 11, 2021
Of course, Cunningham and the Pistons would get the last laugh, defeating the Rockets by a 112-104 final score.